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Mideast / United Nations Palestinian Vote / Israel / Iraq #511740

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 29, 1980
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(Studio) United Nations General Assembly reported passing resolution calling for Israel's withdrawal from all occupied Arab territory by November deadline; votes by USSR , Soviet bloc, US, Canada, industrial democracies noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) Sponsors of resolution said calling for Israeli withdrawal from all occupied Arab lands include Jerusalem; details given. [Iraq ant. Salah Omar al ALI - (thru translator) comments.] [Israel ant. Yehuda BLUM - responds.] Resolution said assured of passage due to large anti-Israel bloc in General Assembly. [Sweden REP. - abstains.] Details of final vote outlined.
REPORTER: Stephen Frazier

(Studio) Abstention by European Common Mkt. in United Nations General Assembly vote said indication of growing support for Palestinians in Europe and widening of gap between United States and European policies on Mideast. State Department reaction mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Admin. response to resolution outlined; possibility of UN resolution deepening Israel's resolve to keep eastern Jerusalem noted. Knesset vote to move Prime Min. Menahem Begin's office into eastern Jerusalem said possibly compelling Egypt to break off autonomy negotiations. Iraq, with aid of France, reported developing capacity for nuclear weapons; details given.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Chancellor, John;
Frazier, Stephen;
Kalb, Marvin

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